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Anonymous Artist (Print made by)artist bio
Anonymous Artist

Pietro Testa (Copy after)artist bio
Testa, Pietro
b Lucca, 1612; d Rome, 1 March 1650
Title / Description
A Young Man Arriving on Parnassus by the Straight Road of Virtue
 
Technique
etching
Material
paper
Dimensions
407 x 581 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Inscribed in pen and brown ink on the stone lower right: 'IL NOSTRO STVDIO / E QVELLO / CHE FA PER FAMA / GLI HVOMINI IMMORTALI'
State
copy in reverse
 
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XX.225.33 (copy in reverse) info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Cropper 1988, no. 102 (copy in reverse) info
Elizabeth Cropper, Pietro Testa, 1612-1650: Prints and Drawings, Philadephia 1988

Bellini and Wallace in TIB 1990, 4506.033 (not
mentioned, copy in reverse) info
Paolo Bellini and Richard W. Wallace, Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Centuries, The Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 45, Part 2 (Commentary), New York 1990
 
Comment
For the original etching, see inv. no. 16291.
 
Inventory Number
16294
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 17th century: Unmounted
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